George Osborne

George Osborne delivered the Government's 2014 Budget to a jubilant House of Commons earlier today (19 March)

Budget 2014: George Osborne scraps alcohol duty escalator

By Luke Nicholls

Pubs across the UK can breathe a big sigh of relief today as Chancellor George Osborne has once again scrapped the punitive escalator for all alcohol duties and cut another penny off the price of a pint of beer in his 2014 Budget announcement. 

The alcohol duty escalator has been scrapped and 1p has been cut from beer tax

Budget 2014: Key points and reaction

By Luke Nicholls

Following the delivery of the 2014 Budget by Chancellor George Osborne earlier today, BigHospitality caught up with some of the key organisations representing pubs, hotels and restaurants as well as individual operators for their reaction.

The Budget contained good news for those selling beer, but what did the hospitality industry think about the 2013 Budget as a whole?

Budget 2013: The hospitality industry's reaction

Following the delivery of the Budget by Chancellor George Osborne earlier today BigHospitality caught up with some of the key organisations representing pubs, hotels and restaurants as well as individual operators for their reaction.

(L-R): Burton and Uttoxeter's MP Andrew Griffiths; Pub is the Hub chief executive John Longden and Community Pubs Minister Brandon Lewis at the 'Ten Years On’ celebration earlier this week

Pub is the Hub launches Community Services Fund to help pubs diversify

By Luke Nicholls

Pub is the Hub, which provides advice and support for licensees, rural pubs and community services, has today announced the launch of the Community Services Fund to help raise money to allow UK pubs to diversy into new services for the benefit of their...

Charlie McVeigh feels the budget has let him and other pub businesses down

Budget 2011: How will it affect hospitality businesses?

By Becky Paskin

Pub operators were disappointed to hear that Chancellor George Osborne planned to continue with the beer tax escalator in his budget, increasing duty by 7.5 per cent, but his measures are to affect more hospitality businesses than just pubs.